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NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!

NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series! Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites. Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube] Already available for viewing: Social Media...
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5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results

5 SEO Tips to Help Foreign Language Sites Improve Google Search Results
Recently I got call from a Vietnamese pastor who was concerned that his church could not be found in Google search results. He ask me to review his site and offer any advice I could. By the way, I am more than happy to review any web site belonging to a church or non-profit and offer advice to improve your web presence. If you would like a review all you have to do is complete this request form > Free Web Score. Turns out that the entire site was written in the Vietnamese language. In this case you could not expect the site to show up in any English language search engine because search engines like...
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How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page

How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page
A very common question I hear is, “What should we include in our staff page bios?” Great Bios are Extremely Important! When a first time visitor finds your church web site, one of the most important things they want to know is who leads the church. A large determining factor in deciding to visit your church (or not) is their first impression, of the pastor in particular, as well as ministry staff. Specifically, thy want to know what the pastor looks like (superficial, I know, but a reality), and what he appears to be like. Does he seem inviting and approachable?  This fact is also true...
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Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015

Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015
I use ‘Miracle-Gro’ for my tomatoes because it’s EASY and it WORKS! *This is not a paid endorsement for Miracle-Gro. [smile] How would you like a Miracle Grow for your church? There are three important web realities for 2015, that are relatively easy to apply, to reach the new-comers and church seekers in your community. Get these three right and you may soon find yourself greeting new attenders who say, “We found you online.”   1. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN UP-TO-DATE CHURCH WEB SITE QUOTE: “Increasingly, people are finding their way into the pews and programs of your...
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How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization

How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization
If you do not yet have a Facebook page for your church, business or organization then wait no longer. You can set-up a Facebook page quickly and easily in just a few minutes! All you need is a personal Facebook profile to set-up a Facebook Page for FREE. A friend asked me to help their church set-up a Facebook page and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick screen capture so you can see just how easy the process is. (Please ignore the background noises in the audio. I borrowed a faulty mic and there are no retakes when setting up a live Facebook page…) Why have a Facebook page for your...
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The Secrets to Becoming an Influencer in Your World

The Secrets to Becoming an Influencer in Your World
“Influence is moving from your best to the best of others.” I do not remember where I read the quote above but I did write it down because it is the essence of influence and it is not easily reached. Life is a journey not a destination and I’ve been on the path to growing my influence for years. I think the Christian word equivalent would be “Discipleship”. Influence, Discipleship, leadership, or however you word it, we should always be striving to make a positive difference in the lives of others. When I was a young man, people poured into my life and it has helped me to go...
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FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!

FREE Web Real Estate to Claim Supercharges Search Engine Results!
Did you know that you have FREE web real estate just waiting to be claimed? If you have a church, non-profit or business with a physical address, it is very likely that it is already all over the web. To find out, all you have to do is search your business name on google. You will likely discover that there are multiple pages of results. Everything from maps to city pages. Did you know that claiming this real estate will improve your search engine results? Watch this video to learn how… So claim all that FREE web estate! Top places will include google maps, yellowpages, citysearch, yahoo, and...
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The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church

The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church
Today I have a very special book to tell you about by my friend, and noted author, Dr. Steve R. Parr. This one book could have a dramatically positive impact on your pastor and church. Let me tell you a bit about it with this challenge – Buy a copy (or register to win one below) and give it to your pastor as a gift. I believe he will be inspired by it. “The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church: Discovering the Net Effect” is the latest book from Dr. Steve R. Parr, just released in January. This is an Instructional book that challenges Christians in an entertaining way. As told in an...
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5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year

5 Important Tasks to Start the New Year
Happy New Year 2014! I love fresh starts. The first of the year is a great time to reset. Here are 5 easy but important tasks to get the new year started off right… 1. Update Your Social Networks – If you are web social this is a good time to assess the impact and decide if you need to add or delete some social profiles. Need some inspiration? Watch the video in this post > #1 Reason Why Every Church Should Be Social Networking If you’re not web social I’ve got news for you. Your grandparents are looking for you on Facebook! Just about everybody is on one or more social...
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Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)

Twitter App Not Updating on WordPress? (Fix Tutorial by Brian Harris)
Have you noticed lately that the twitter feed on your WordPress web page has stopped updating? It’s not that unusual for Twitter to get overloaded and go down for a vast variety reasons. (It’s the only the site I can’t think of that has a really cool whale being carried by birds to illustrate that they are overloaded.) So the first few times I noticed it, I didn’t really put much thought on it. It wasn’t until a friend who is a daily blogger messaged me asking what I knew about it. I’m always up to a challenge so I started looking to see what the issue could be. I soon discovered that...
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